City of York Council
Planning and building control

Local Plan

City of York Local Plan

Work is currently underway on preparing a new Local Plan for the City of York. The Local Plan is a citywide plan which will help shape future development in York up to 2030 and beyond. It sets out the opportunities and policies on what will or will not be permitted and where, including new homes and businesses.

Further Sites Consultation

The Further Sites Consultation is now closed.  We are now processing and analysing all the responses received and will provide an update in due course.

Following consultation on Preferred Options last summer, we sought views as part of a Further Sites Consultation which ran from 4 June to 16 July 2014.

  •  potential new sites;
  •  the reconsideration of some sites that were previously rejected; and
  •  potential boundary changes on some of the strategic allocations.

Further work has also been carried out in relation to sites for safeguarded land and Gypsy, Roma & Traveller and Travelling Showpeople.

Before making any final recommendations on sites to include and making other changes to the draft Local Plan following last summer’s consultation, the council wanted to understand your views on this additional information and associated work.

You can view the Local Plan Further Sites Consultation documents  here. 

To find out more you can call the consultation phone number on (01904) 552255.


I understand that the personal and other data I provide will be used to inform the council’s emerging planning policy framework for its duration and will also be used to help ensure the accuracy and completeness of information held for other council purposes.

I understand that the details submitted may be made available to the public if required by the Freedom of Information Act or other legal provisions.

Further Information

We have published a number of evidence base documents to support the preparation of the Local Plan. 

Next Steps

The comments received as part of the Further Sites Consultation will help inform future recommendations on the portfolio of sites for inclusion in the final draft Local Plan (Publication). There will be a further opportunity to comment on the whole of the final plan later in the year before it is submitted to the Secretary of State to be examined by an independent inspector.  

Preferred Options Consultation

Initial consultation on the Local Plan took place from 5 June to 31 July 2013.  You can view information on the Preferred Options document here.

All of the responses received to the Local Plan Preferred Options consultation have now been published on the council’s website.  They are available to view here.

Planning and Environmental Management Team

Address: West Offices, Station Rise, York,YO1 6GA

Tel: 01904 552255


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